Born: 1878, Combs, Suffolk.

Died: 23rd May 1901; age: 23; Died from wounds received the same day at Beginsel, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Residence: The Avenue, Trimley St. Mary, Suffolk.


Rank: Sergeant: Service Number: 3983.

Regiment: 1st King’s Dragoon Guards, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony & Orange Free State + South Africa 1901 medal.




1881   Abbots Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

George was 2 years old and living with his mother, siblings & maternal uncle.

Alice Hayward (nee Walker), 28, wife of a Solicitor, born St. John’s Wood, Middlesex.

John Fuller B. Hayward, 76, born Earl Stonham, Suffolk.

Alice Eleanor Hayward, 6, born Earl Stonham.

Godfrey Hodgson Haywood, 1, born Abbots Hall, Stowmarket.

Charles Walker Haywood, 3 months, born Abbots Hall, Stowmarket.

Francis William Howard Walker, 18, Paddington, Middlesex.

4 general domestic servants.


1891   Eaton House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

George was 12 years old, he and his brother, 11 year old, Godfrey were 2 of 31 scholars & boarders at the private Preparatory School for Boys – school’s founder and headmaster – 61 years old, Reverend Walter G. Wilkinson – Clerk in Holy Orders.

The school later moved, and became Aldeburgh Lodge School. In 1937, the school moved to Nacton, Suffolk and was re-named Orwell Park School.


Father: John Hayward, born 1836, Needham Market, Suffolk. A Solicitor.


Soldiers’ Effects to John Hayward – father.


George is also commemorated on a private plaque at St. Peter and St. Mary’s Church, Stowmarket, erected by his officers and comrades.


The Boer War.

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